South Carolina Truck Accident Lawyers Help When a Wide Turn Accident Causes Injury or Death
Our tractor-trailer accident attorneys are on your side
Driving an 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer safely requires specialized training and considerable experience. Semi-trucks and their tractors, often fifty to sixty feet long, have large blind spots, and are much more difficult to maneuver through city streets than smaller vehicles. When a large truck makes a tight right-hand turn, the driver swings the front of the truck to the left and drives part way across the intersection before turning the cab’s wheels right. While this maneuver allows the truck to clear obstacles on the right hand curbside, it also places traffic at the truck’s sides and in oncoming lanes at risk of an underride or head-on collision. As the tight right turn is being executed traffic stopped at the cross-street into which the truck is turning is at risk of an overrun collision.
Since the weight of a fully loaded semi-truck can be as much as fifteen or twenty times that of a passenger vehicle, it is virtually certain that in the event of a collision between the two the passenger vehicle will be crushed and its occupants severely injured or killed. When this kind of accident occurs a South Carolina truck accident attorney from McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, can protect the individuals and families involved.
What are the causes of wide turn trucking accidents?
Most wide turn truck accidents are caused by truck driver error, which may be due to:
- Inadequate training and experience
- Failure to check blind spots
- Impaired or drunk driving
- Reckless driving
The South Carolina truck accident attorneys at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, are experienced litigators who investigate and prove the cause of the accident to hold the responsible parties legally and financially accountable. They also work closely with expert investigators and accident re-constructionists to determine the exact cause of the accident, and use economic impact analysts to determine the full extent of a victim’s financial damages. If the responsible parties are unwilling to settle the claim in a satisfactory manner, we are prepared to prove the causes of the accident and the resulting damages at trial before a judge or jury.
Call our South Carolina truck accident attorneys right away for a case evaluation.
McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC’s team of South Carolina truck accident lawyers has been advocating for years for families who have suffered the injury or loss of a loved one because of a carrier’s or driver’s negligence. Let us help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.
Contact McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, today. Call 803-327-7800 and schedule a free case evaluation by an experienced South Carolina truck accident attorney, or fill out our contact form from any device. We proudly serve people throughout the state from offices in Columbia, Anderson, Rock Hill, Sumter, and Georgetown.